Thursday, May 17, 2007

Crazy State Laws

New Hampshire
• Any cattle that crosses state roads must be fitted with a device to gather its droppings.
• If a person is caught raking the beaches, picking up litter, hauling away trash, building a bench for the park, or many other kind things without a permit, he/she may be fined $150 for "maintaining the national forest without a permit".
• In New Hampshire it is illegal to inhale bus fumes with the intent of inducing euphoria.
• In New Hampshire you are prohibited from pawning the clothes off your back to pay off gambling debts.
• It is considered an offense to check into a hotel under an assumed name.
• It is illegal to pick seaweed up off of the beach.
• New Hampshire law forbids you to tap your feet, nod your head, or in any way keep time to the music in a tavern, restaurant, or cafe.
• On Sundays citizens may not relieve themselves while looking up.
• You may not run machinery on Sundays.

New Jersey
• Automobiles are not to pass horse drawn carriages on the street.
• Bernards Township: It is illegal to frown as the town is a "Frown-Free Town Zone".
• Caldwell: You may not dance or wear shorts on the main avenue.
• Car dealerships are forbidden from opening on Sunday.
• Cranford: Citizens are not permitted to park their own boat on their lawn.
• Cresskill: All cats must wear three bells to warn birds of their whereabouts.
• Elizabeth: It is forbidden for a woman, on a Sunday, to walk down Broad Street without wearing a petticoat.
• If you have been convicted of driving while intoxicated, you may never again apply for personalized license plates.
• In Berkley Heights you may not walk your cattle on the street on Sunday.
• In Newark it is illegal to buy ice cream after 6:00 p.m.
• In New Jersey it is illegal to delay or detain a homing pigeon.
• In New Jersey, it is illegal to slurp soup.
• It's illegal in New Jersey for parents to give their children under the age of 18 even a sip of alcohol.
• It is against the law for a man to knit during the fishing season.
• It is against the law to "frown" at a police officer.
• It is illegal to offer whiskey or cigarettes to animals at the local zoo.
• It's also illegal in this state to throw a bad pickle on the street.
• On a highway you can not park under a bridge.
• Raritan: Profanity is prohibited.
• Raw hamburger may not be sold.
• There is no horse racing allowed on the New Jersey Turnpike.
• You cannot pump your own gas. All gas stations are full service and full service only.

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